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Definitions of smart

  1. be the source of pain
  2. elegant and stylish; " chic elegance"; " a smart new dress"; " a suit of voguish cut"
  3. marked by smartness in dress and manners; " a dapper young man"; " a jaunty red hat"
  4. improperly forward or bold; " don't be fresh with me"; " impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; " an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
  5. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
  6. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
  7. of or associated with people of fashion; " the smart set"
  8. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; " some children are brighter in one subject than another"; " smart children talk earlier than the average"
  9. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
  10. To cause a smart in.
  11. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
  12. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.
  13. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.
  14. Smart money ( see below).
  15. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.
  16. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.
  17. Vigorous; sharp; severe.
  18. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.
  19. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.
  20. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.
  21. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.
  22. Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.
  23. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; - said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.
  24. money ( see below).
  25. Causing a stinging, sharp sensation; as, a smart punishment; brisk; fresh: said of a breeze; clever; pertly witty; shrewd; fashionable; as, a smart gown.
  26. A quick, lively pain; keen grief.
  27. To feel a stinging sensation; to cause a stinging sensation; to suffer keenly.
  28. Smartly.
  29. Smartness.
  30. Quick, stinging pain of body or mind.
  31. To feel a smart: to be punished.
  32. Causing a smart: pricking: severe: sharp: vigorous: acute: witty: vivacious.
  33. Sharp stinging pain.
  34. sharp; vigorous; acute; brisk.
  35. To feel a smart or pain.
  36. A stinging sensation.
  37. To experience an acute painful. Sensation.
  38. Quick in thought or action; clever, witty.
  39. Stinging; pungent.
  40. Causing a sharp pain; pricking sharp; severe; brisk; active; acute and pertinent; witty; vivacious; spruce.
  41. Quick pungent pain, either of body or mind.
  42. To feel a smart; to feel sharp pain; to endure punishment.
  43. Pungent; severe; keen; sharp; quick; acute; witty; lively; trim; dressed in a showy manner.
  44. Pungent lively pain; a pricking pain, as from nettles; severe or pungent grief.
  45. To feel a lively pungent pain; to experience a pricking pain, as from nettles; to experience pain of mind, as to smart under an injury; to bear the evil consequences of anything; to be punished.
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Usage examples for smart

  1. I'd dress up smart and take her out, and get her the very best husband I could. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. " Don't you try to be smart now. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. Not I, Arturo; you were only practising; and it was very smart – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. Pretty smart I hope. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. And Smart Frank Smart – The Major by Ralph Connor
  6. " Bill is smart enough," said Patty, thoughtfully. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  7. If we sent a real smart man to Washington he might get us made a State. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  8. And to be " smart Jenny thought was to be happy. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  9. You're a smart girl, Queenie! – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  10. Janet McFadden always says that I'm not very smart but that I've got lots of common sense. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  11. " Well, he's made a smart one, ha'n't he? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  12. But Amurrican girls are so smart they can about look anything they have a mind to. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  13. Mindjer, I wouldn' go so fer as to say bald haided folks is all smart – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed
  14. He seems as sharp or " smart as can be, and has already arranged for the first three days of my journey. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  15. " Or a smart woman," I thought. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  16. Be smart about it, my lads, though. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. You needn't think you're so smart I haven't seen it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  18. A pretty smart dog! – Bobby of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
  19. And now I'm living in a house with a right smart library, and you will let me read them all. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  20. And he's awful smart too. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
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